MercyCare work alongside young people between the ages of 12-25 years, their families and support systems in our various programs and services. Young people are encouraged and empowered to take positive steps in their lives, whether this be through relationships with their family, engagement in school or maintaining health and wellbeing. Our programs service areas across the Perth metropolitan region, with teams based from Mirrabooka, Cannington, West Perth, Merriwa and Ellenbrook who work with a range of schools, agencies and local government authorities. Referrals to any of our youth focussed services can be made through our triage line. The line is open Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and a response will be provided within 1-2 business days.
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Carlow House - 24 Hour Support
For young people aged 16 - 19
Carlow House is situated in Wembley and provides long term accommodation (9 months) for homeless young people aged 16 - 19 years. The aim is to prepare young, homeless people to live independently by working on their issues in a safe, supportive environment.
For young mothers aged 16 - 25
The Coolock Units provide medium term accommodation (6 months) for young mothers between the ages of 16 and 25 years. The service assists single mothers needing support as they work towards independent living.
Youth Support Services
Youth Support provides assistance to young people, primarily aged over 18 and up to 25, to obtain their own accommodation in the private rental market. Those under 18 will need someone to sign the lease.
Housing Support Service
Funded under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) this program supports homeless people exiting NAHA services to live successfully in the community.
MercyCare Reconnect is an outreach support service providing assistance to young people (12 - 18) who are having difficulties staying at home, or who have recently become homeless because of family issues.
Aboriginal Youth ServiceThe MercyCare Aboriginal Youth Service provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families.
Education and Training Participation PlanEducation and Training Participation Plan (ETPP) is a program supporting young people from different cultural backgrounds, where English is not the main spoken language, who are no longer participating in school.
Southern River CollegeYouth workers from MercyCare work within a multi-disciplinary team in collaboration with Southern River College staff and other program providers.
Fremantle Tenancy Support Services
Fremantle Tenancy Support Services is a program that has been established and funded by MercyCare for young people aged 20 – 39yrs old who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Ellenbrook Youth Service
Ellenbrook Youth Service provides case management services to young people aged 12-20 years old who reside, work, undertake education or recreate in the Ellenbrook area.